David Jarolím

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David Jarolím
Jarolím during practice with Hamburg in 2008.
Personal information
Full name David Jarolím
Date of birth (1979-05-17) 17 May 1979 (age 40)
Place of birth Čáslav, Czechoslovakia
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)[1]
Playing position Centre Midfielder
Youth career
1987–1991 FC Rouen[1]
1991–1995 Slavia Prague
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–1997 Slavia Prague[2] 0 (0)
1997–2000 Bayern Munich II 62 (12)
1997–2000 Bayern Munich 1 (0)
2000–2003 1. FC Nürnberg 69 (4)
2003–2012 Hamburger SV 257 (14)
2012 Evian 5 (0)
2013–2014 Mladá Boleslav 28 (1)
Total 434 (32)
National team
1999–2002 Czech Republic U21 11 (2)
2005–2009 Czech Republic 29 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 6 July 2014
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 14 October 2009

David Jarolím (Czech pronunciation: [ˈdavɪt ˈjaroliːm]; born 17 May 1979 in Čáslav) is a Czech former footballer. A central midfielder by position, Jarolím was known for his stamina, passing and technical skill.

Club career[edit]

Born in Caslav, Czechoslovakia, Jarolím began his professional career with SK Slavia Praha before transferring to German club FC Bayern Munich while still a teenager. Although he spent three seasons with the German giants, from 1997 to 2000, he played in only one competitive match with the first team squad.

Jarolím transferred to second division club 1. FC Nürnberg before the 2000–01 season, and played in nine matches during their promotion campaign. During the 2001–02 season, Jarolím established himself as a key player in the Nürnberg squad, attracting the attention of other top clubs.

Following Nürnberg's relegation after the 2002–03 season, an agreement was reached for Jarolím's transfer to Hamburger SV at the close of the 2003–04 season. However, just before the close of the transfer window in September 2003, the deal was brought forward, allowing Jarolím to play for Hamburg during that season. Jarolím has been an important member of Hamburg's first team squad ever since. After Rafael van der Vaart joined Real Madrid, he took over as team captain.

International career[edit]

A former Czech U-21 international, Jarolím made his senior debut for the reformed Czech Republic national team on 8 October 2005. He was selected for the 2006 FIFA World Cup but did not see much playing time. During Euro 2008 qualifying he was regularly used as a substitute, making only one start, but did manage a goal in the 7–0 thrashing of San Marino.[3] He played in all three matches at the tournament but the Czechs failed to progress past the group stage.

Personal life[edit]

Jarolím's father Karel, current coach of Czech Republic national football team, is also a former Slavia player and Czechoslovakia international. David's older brother Lukáš and cousin Marek Jarolím are also professional players.

Career statistics[edit]


As of match played 14 October 2009.[4][5]
Czech Republic national team
Year Apps Goals
2005 1 0
2006 7 1
2007 5 0
2008 9 0
2009 7 0
Total 29 1

International goals[edit]

As of match played 7 October 2006.
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition Ref
1. 7 October 2006 U Nisy Stadion, Liberec, Czech Republic  San Marino 5–0 7–0 UEFA Euro 2008 qualification [4][5]


Bayern Munich


  1. ^ a b "Jarolim, David" (in German). kicker.de. Retrieved 24 July 2011.
  2. ^ "David Jarolím se vrací do Česka, v Boleslavi podepsal roční smlouvu". iDNES.cz (in Czech). 15 January 2013. Retrieved 12 November 2015.
  3. ^ "Czech Republic 7-0 San Marino". whoscored.com. Retrieved 16 May 2019.
  4. ^ a b "David Jarolím". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman. Retrieved 16 May 2019.
  5. ^ a b "David Jarolím". eu-football.info. Retrieved 16 May 2019.

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Rafael van der Vaart
Hamburg captain
Succeeded by
Heiko Westermann